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What better way to add a little excitement to your curb appeal than to make a statement with a bold front door?!  A fresh coat of paint in a bright and unexpected color is an inexpensive way to add a little life to your home’s facade.  Here are some of my favorite colors, deliciously transferred onto front doors…

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Source: apartment therapy

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens

By Mike Procario via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

By Mike Procario via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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Source: shelterness.com

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Source: itshobbytime.com

Isn’t the lime green with this delicate vintage hardware to die for (above)?

Source: This Old House (Behr's Cool Jazz)

Source: This Old House (Behr’s Cool Jazz)

I LOVE the chevron detail in the picture above!

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Source: mydesignchic.com

Even black is super chic and can be unexpected.

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Source: Houzz

Source: Southern Living

Source: Southern Living

Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

What color would you paint your front door?  Better yet, what does your front door say about you?

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Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

I know I am a little late with this, but…. the 2014 HGTV Dream Home is here!  I caught it airing on HGTV and is is absolutely gorgeous!  Can I live in Lake Tahoe please?   I was skiing there years ago and remember how amazing it is!

Source: HGTV- Snowy Front

Source: HGTV- Snowy Front

Of course, being in a ski town, the house should feel cozy and inviting!  I love the rustic but modern design that the designers were able to achieve with bright and warm colors, as well as the raw wood and metal accents.  Even the metal framing on the house is really inviting, sort of like a modern ski lodge.

The whole house is also furnished in Ethan Allen furniture!

Source: HGTV- Front Yard

Source: HGTV- Front Yard

Here are some of my favorite rooms.

Source: HGTV- Kid's Bedroom

Source: HGTV- Kid’s Bedroom

Source: HGTV-  Dining Room

Source: HGTV- Dining Room

Source: HGTV- Kitchen

Source: HGTV- Kitchen

Source: HGTV- Foyer

Source: HGTV- Foyer

Source: HGTV- Guest Bedroom

Source: HGTV- Guest Bedroom

Source: HGTV- Master

Source: HGTV- Master

If you want to take the whole tour, it is available on the HGTV website here.

The good news is, you still have 28 days to register to win this beauty.  Good luck!

If you need help creating your own dream home, contact me!

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Source: Crate and Barrel

Source: Crate and Barrel

I am totally hooked on discovering new outdoor furnishings and accents!  I can’t stop searching for pieces that I want to add to my newly furnished patio.  I think that it is unnecessary to have a rug for the size of my little patio, but I have found some gorgeous outdoor rugs that are really inspiring (I just love the color in my pavers too much to cover them up).

Lauren’s Rug Philosophy:

When it comes to interiors, I specify a rug for almost every project I work on… this is because I really feel that a rug defines a space, grounds the furniture in the room, and adds in color and texture.  This same idea can definitely still apply to outdoor spaces as well!

Here are some of the rugs I love!

Source: Williams Sonoma

Source: Williams Sonoma

Source: West Elm

Source: West Elm

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Source: britasweden.se

Source: Ballard

Source: Ballard

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Source: frontgate.com

If you need help designing your own indoor or outdoor space, contact me!

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Source: cbgarden.org

As of yesterday’s Daylight Savings Time and 62 degree weather, it is sort of starting to feel like Spring in DC (and yes, I know that the first day isn’t officially until March 20th)!  Taylor and I also just got back from a wonderful and much needed vacation to Cabo, Mexico so I am really in the warm weather mood right now.

Taylor and Me

Taylor and Me

The resort we stayed at was gorgeous and had amazing landscaping with all sorts of cacti, flowers, and water-features.  IMG_4101 IMG_4100 IMG_4120

The flowers on this tree were the most amazing shade of red!tree

So to keep my springtime day dreaming a reality, I found these fun, bright, and cheery spaces I can drift off to.

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Source: decor8blog.com

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Source: home-designing.com

Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

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Source: denydesigns.com

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Source: niahome.com

If you need help adding some sunshine to your own space, contact me!

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Source: 1700lousiana.blogspot.com

Everybody needs a little sun, right?  (Okay, okay, I know I was just in AZ last month, but it was a cool 45 degrees there!  Who would have thought that a climate where the temp reached over 105 on average could be so cool?!)  So Taylor and I planned a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and we leave Wednesday!  I cannot wait!

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Source: travelsort.com

Here are some warm and sunny pieces of inspiration to brighten your day!

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Source: oceanhomesmag.com

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Source: southernliving.com

Source: Las Ventanas

Source: Las Ventanas

Las Ventanas is the resort where we are staying, so beautiful.

Source: Las Ventanas

Source: Las Ventanas

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Source: destinationdesignblog.com

Mexico, here we come!

Do warm and sunny places inspire your design?

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Sky Interiors team!!

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So I got back from my trip to Arizona Tuesday night and had an absolutely amazing time.  It was great to see my brothers, family, and spend some time in the state where I grew up! 

My brothers and Me

My brothers and Me

I stayed with my Aunt and Uncle in their gorgeous house in the “Paradise Valley” area of Phoenix.  We went hiking one morning, and went on a walking tour of her neighbor hood another where I was able to take a few pictures of the houses in community.  Talk about a dream, most of these houses average about 10,000 sq/ft I think. 20130210_111932 20130212_112703 20130212_104945

Below is the view from my Aunt and Uncle’s Family Room.

My brothers and I hiking!20130210_114524 20130210_124412 20130210_114159

How do your travels influence you?

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I miss those summer trips to Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod where we played in the sand and in the water, and went shopping in the cute little boutique shops that line the streets.  Now that the warm weather (hot if you are in DC) is here to stay, I crave the beach!

Source: Martha Stewart

So here is a little collection of sumemr accessories that bring me back to those summer holidays.

Source: Ethan Allen

Souce: Home Goods

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Source: Home Goods

Source: Home Goods

I love the white wash, distressed woods and ropes.

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Source: Home Goods

Where did you spend your childhood summer holidays?

If you need help creating this look or tackling any other design project, feel free to contact me!

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